The gifts composed of a series of items and financial donation meant for internally displaced person residing in the town of Douala.
Cameroon and Nigeria share a long history and rich friendship. As neighbouring nations, their populations at the borders speak almost or the same dialect, share the same beliefs and do intermarried to keep the bond tight. Their citizens cross their border for courtesy visit to love once on the other side or for business reasons. As good friends who bother about the wellbeing of each other, leaders of the both nations were able to come to an understanding to wade off the dispute that they had over the oil-rich gas and oil Bakassi Peninsula by sitting on a table like matured and true friends to talk peaceful means through which they could put a halt to the skirmishes that was already creating tension in the relationship they enjoyed. Over time, they have kneaded strong ties that have left indelible marks in the history of both countries. It is against this backdrop that the Nigerian population in Douala could not stay indifferent to the crisis and sufferings plaguing the internally displaced population of the South-West and North-West regions of Cameroon.
Like a brother coming to his friend in time of need, the president of the Nigerian community in Douala, Bik Okujiaku accompanied by some members of his community donated the sum of one million francs Cfa and an important stock of items comprising of 100 bags of rice, 20 cartons of sardine and 10 cartons of laundry soap. The gifts that falls within the framework of the Emergency Humanitarian Plan launched by the President of the Republic Paul Biya to alleviate the sufferings of the population that have fled away exactions carried out by terrorists in the two predominantly English-speaking regions was received by the Governor of the Littoral Region, Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua. During the handing over ceremony, Governor Ivaha saluted the gesture of the Nigerian community in Douala whom he described as very dynamic and a peace loving people. He acknowledged that the community has always been by them each time the town of Douala is faced with difficulties. On behalf of the Nigerians in Douala, Bik Okujiaku voiced that Cameroonians are their brothers and they could not stay silent during this unfortunate situation that has happened. The money and items that were purposely meant for the internally displaced persons living in Douala V and III Sub-Divisions were immediately transferred to the areas for immediate distribution.